The Artist's Wife

The Artist’s Wife centers on Claire, portrayed by Lena Olin (The Unbearable Lightness of Being; Enemies, A Love Story). As the wife of famed artist Richard Smythson, played by Bruce Dern (Nebraska; Coming Home), Claire was once a promising painter herself, but now lives in the shadow of her husband’s illustrious career. While preparing work for a new show, Richard is diagnosed with dementia. As his memories and moods become lost and erratic, Claire attempts to shield his illness from the art community while trying to reconnect him with his estranged daughter and grandson from a previous marriage. Challenged by this turn of events, Claire must decide whether to stand with her husband in the shadows or step into the spotlight herself.


  • Country:
    United States
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  • Runtime:
    95 minutes


  • Director:
    Tom Dolby

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